The best pubs near Euston Station

Euston was the first mainline station to connect London to another city (Birmingham). The original 1837 building was completely rebuilt in the 1960s - which gives it a very different look to its historic sister stations. While not the prettiest of places, the station is certainly one of the most hectic - it's the six busiest in the capital - and handy for Soho and Bloomsbury as well as nearby Regents Park. So if you're in the area and in need of a drink, here are our top five pub picks for the area around Euston Station.

Euston Tap

Distance from train station: 1 min

One of the most interesting train station pubs around, you get two pubs for the price of one here (both opposite each other at the entrance).At the Cider Tap they have eight keg ciders and five still ones, along with more bottles than you can shake a stick at.Over at the Beer Tap, they have eight rotating cask ales and 20 Keg beers - all on a large menu board - so there'll be something different on offer each time you visit.While both two-storey venues are tiny, they do have outdoor gardens and space to spill out of.And it's one of the nicest sights in London when arriving at the station to see these miniature beer and cider festivals in action.

Getting there: 190 Euston Road, London, NW1 2EF Feeling hungry?: It doesn't do food, but you can order pizzas in Opening Hours: Mon-Sun:From 12pm to 11pm

The Prince of Wales Feathers

Distance from train station: 6 mins

Located behind Warren Street station and a short walk from Euston is this charming pub serving speciality beer.They always have five real ales on, and beers from around the world for you to try.Comfy and welcoming, it's popular with the after work crowd on a weekday, so get there early to bag a table.

Getting there: 8 Warren Street, London, W1T 5LD Feeling hungry?: British classics and a burger menu in the evening: See full menu Opening Hours: Mon-Tue: 12pm to 11pm, Wed-Thur: 12pm to midnight, Fri: 12pm to 12.30am, Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Sun: 12pm to 10.30pm.

Lord John Russell Pub

Distance from train station: 8 mins

This traditional pub keeps things simple. There's no fancy website, its only focus is to be a trusted and unpretentious local.It's small but charming on the inside and has some outdoor seating for when it gets busy.Overall, this is a great place to go and have a good pint and a natter.

Did you know? 

Euston was named after the Norfolk family seat of the Dukes of Grafton, Euston Hall, as it was still farmland back in 1833 when the idea of a station was mooted.

Getting there: 91-93 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AL Feeling hungry?: Lunch only Monday to Friday and also Sunday, but the kitchen is closed Saturdays. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30am to 11pm, Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Sun: 12pm to 10.30pm

Mabel's Tavern

Distance from train station: 6 mins

Another traditional pub with award-winning ales, this is a popular spot with office workers wanting a quick pint and bite to eat.It has plenty of seating and also shows sport on its screens, which means it does get busy in the evening.The pub even claims to have a haunted dumb waiter - you can hear the sounds of it being operated but it was ripped out of the pub years ago.

Getting there: 9 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AZ Feeling hungry?: Traditional pub food Opening Hours: Sun-Wed: 11am to 11pm, Thur-Sat: 11am to midnight

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